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The Nest: Things to See in August

Lark News

 Welcome to The Lark's first installment of The Nest, a monthly guide to the current plays and public events where you can find our artists and community members sharing their voices and talents around New York.  Be sure to send your summer out on a high note by checking out the five productions we've got on tap for August! 

A Delicate Ship

It’s Christmas Eve, and Sarah and Sam are celebrating like New Yorkers: flirting over wine and debating the nature of existential suffering. Then there is knock on the door, and Sarah’s childhood friend Nate stands at the threshold. And suddenly suffering becomes a whole lot less sexy. A kaleidoscopic look at one night in New York City that changes the lives of three people forever. 

This production features two Larkees, including the author, Anna Zeigler, and the multi-talented Matt Dellapina, an actor this time around, but who also flexed his playwriting muscles here at the Lark during Playwrights' Week 2014. 
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Leila and Rashid, Egyptian Americans with ties to Cairo, attempt to solve their relationship issues by inviting a relative stranger into their bedroom to engage in a threesome. What begins as a hilariously awkward evening soon becomes an experience fraught with secrets, raising issues of sexism, possession and independence. 

Playwright Yussef El Guindi was Lark's Middle East America Fellow in 2010.
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Laugh It Up, Stare it Down

This is the story of Cleo and Joe — the meeting of their minds, the entwining of their hearts, and their life-long search for a meaningful point in a universe too random to have one. It’s a journey marked by a missing baby, a forged painting, a house invader, a tidal wave, and frozen pistou. Will they rise above their outrageous fortune? Will they find ecstatic love?

Playwright Alan Hruska is a member of Lark's Board of Directors.
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Fresh out of college, a young poet seeks her voice and place in New York City. Taunted by a Greek chorus of blue collar workers, she grapples with her role in gentrification, the oppression of homelessness, and a budding romance. 

​Amelia Parenteau
, playwright and former Lark Apprentice, brings her new play to this year's FringeNYC!
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Hamlet in Bed

Michael is a neurotic actor and adoptee obsessed with two things- finding his real mother, and playing the famous Gloomy Dane. His twin fixations collide when he tracks down Anna, a reclusive former actress-turned-barfly; gripped by the notion that she might be his actual birth-mother, he first stalks her from a distance, then lures her into a noirish production of Hamlet playing the role of the queen, his mother.  

​Larkee Lisa Peterson directs this twisty and darkly comic story about families- the ones we’re born into, and the ones we find along the way.
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